TGKVF’s long term goal is for our community to be a place where students, from early childhood to postsecondary, build the skills, knowledge, and credentials to become productive and successful.

Over the next few years, we believe the Foundation can help make the biggest strides toward this long-term goal by investing our funds, leadership, and influence toward accomplishing the following medium-term objectives. To this end, TGKVF will work to:

  • Increase access to proven out-of-school time tutoring, mentoring, and/or learning programs that emphasize Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STREAM) education
  • Deepen the impact and scale of programs at home, school, and/or community centers that connect families to their children’s development
  • Expand the efforts of proven post-secondary guidance, career advisory, and/or vocational programs that train students for jobs in promising economic sectors

To accomplish these objectives, TGKVF seeks to invest in collaborative efforts that help grow the following forms of wealth and meet the associated indicators of success.

Individual Wealth: Skills, Health, Confidence, & Income

TGKVF will measure the growth in individual wealth using the following indicators of success:

  • Improved STREAM skills and knowledge among youth
  • Increase in summer learning among youth
  • Increased access to educational resources for families living in marginalized communities
  • More youth from marginalized communities attending and graduating from vocational programs and college
  • Parents with more skills and capacities to participate in their child’s educational development
  • More children prepared for kindergarten and demonstrating school readiness

Intellectual Wealth: Community Wide Access to Knowledge, Innovation, & Technology

TGKVF will measure the growth in intellectual wealth using the following indicators of success:

  • More qualified tutors, mentors, and teachers working in out-of-school time programs
  • Increase in the capacity and reach of proven programs that assist families to become vital partners in children’s education and life success
  • Increase in the capacity and reach of proven vocational programs that train students for promising sector jobs
  • Increase in the capacity and reach of programs that target early childhood education

Social Wealth: Trust, Relationships, & Mutual Support

TGKVF will measure the growth in social wealth using the following indicators of success:

  • More youth attending out-of-school time programs
  • A rise in family participation and volunteerism in educational and/or recreational youth programs
  • Higher rates of family involvement in the development, governance, management, and/or evaluation of youth programs and/or organizations that serve youth

Financial Wealth: Community Investments & Household Savings

TGKVF will measure the growth in political wealth using the following indicators of success:

  • Increase in the number of vocational and college graduates who are employed in promising sectors and earning enough income to invest in family assets